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Ok, due to a recent post, I'm starting the Tau FAQ, and will hopefully get round to doing the other armies.
I've only just started Tau, so please PM me with any FAQ that you think should go in there, and I'll edit it as such.
Also when you PM me, title your PM with "TAU FAQ" so that I know what it is.
NOTE: This isn't a cue for people to send me lots of Tau questions. I've just started Tau, and though I will try my best to help you, that isn't what this thread is for. This thread is so that people can send me Questions WITH ANSWERS, that they think should be part of the Tau FAQ.
Q:Where are the GW Tau FAQ/Errata?
A: They are on the GW website, and can be found here: http://uk.games-workshop.com/news/er...uEmpireFAQ.pdf
Q: OMG I need the Tau Railrifle stats, they aint in the dex!
A: They are on the GW website, and can be found here: http://uk.games-workshop.com/tau/railrifle/
Q: What the heck is a "fireknife", is that wargear?
A: FireKnife is one of the more commonly used Crisis suit configurations. Per White Dwarf 263 it is this configuration...1 Shas'ui Team Leader with missile pod, plasma rifle, multi-tracker and hardwired drone controller with 2 gun drones,2 Shas'ui with missile pod, plasma rifle and multi-tracker, Bonded....but any suit using a missile pod, plasma rifle and multi-tracker is considered a "FireKnife" setup. This configuration is mainly used for popping Marines and Light Armor. Other commonly used configs include: Soul Cleanse which is one Shas'ui with flamer, fusion blaster, shield generator, and hardwired drone controller with 2 gun drones and is commonly used a deep-striking tank-killer; Death Rain which is three Shas'ui all with twin-linked missile-pod, drone controller and 2 gun drones used for long-range support; and Sun Forge which is three Shas'ui all with twin-linked Fusion Blaster, shield generator which is a mean team of suits that can hurt just about everything and take some heavy hits. Again, any variation on these suits which is fairly close to these is usually grouped in with them.
Q: Where can I find the list of Crisis Suit load outs?
A: Follow this link: http://www.librarium-online.com/content/view/144/2/
Q: Why do Tau have a low strategy rating?
A: This has been asked hundreds of times and the most common answer is that not only is the lifespan of the average Tau fall only around 60 years, but Tau Commanders(fluff-wise) tend to stick with one plan and have a hard time adapting to new threats and need time to withdraw and rethink the current plan.
Q: Tau are long-range "masters", but why are they only BS3?
A: Short answer: balance. Long (fluff-based) answer: They have poor vision and rely on their suits optics or front-line Fire Warrior helmets for firing assistance. Also, this life-span arguement has been thrown in there as well.
Q: "Hay, do u guyz have teh VDR rulez for teh Tua?"
A: No, stop asking us. There is no published GW link for this either. Ask the rule guys at GW for a copy of it, buy the Chapter Approved 2004, or pick up the back-issue of White Dwarf with them in it.
Q: Hey, if I move my Hammerhead 12 inches, what can I fire?
A: Everything if you have the multi-tracker. SMS and burst cannon count as defensive weapons.
Q: Can I make an army of all Kroot? Where are the rules for the Kroot Mercenary Army? Where are the rules for Angkor Prok?
A: Here: http://uk.games-workshop.com/tau/kroot%2Dmercenaries/.
Q: Forge World? Aruoh?
A: Okay, here's the direct link to the Tau Forge World models. http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog...RE_TAU_15.html
Q: I just played a guy who had humans in his Tau army...no way!
A: Way. http://uk.games-workshop.com/chapter...u-auxiliaries/
Q: Hey can the commander have 2 plasma rifles if I payed points for both of them?
A: No. They can only be twinlinked.
Thanks to The Celestial, Rajden and Onlainari for help with the Tau FAQ
Last edited by Toastee; August 15th, 2006 at 23:18.
If you feel theres anything that should be added, please PM it to me.
Updated with the link to the Crisis Suit load outs!
Updated to include the new GW Tau FAQ/Errata.